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Less Than A Third Of Fines Issued In Irish Courts Have Been Paid

Judges handed out €21.2 million in fines in 2018 - but only €6.8 million have been paid, according to details released under the Freedom of Information Act. 

There was a recovery rate of less than 49 percent in 2017. 

Here in Wicklow the figures show that In 2017 in Arklow,  225  fines were issued totaling just under €75,000, with less that  € 37,500 collected,  while last year of the 268 fines totaling €99,400  just under €35,500 was paid.

In Bray in 2017 820 fines were handed down totaling just over €229,000 but just around half, €114,900 was collected, while in 2018, 922 fines amounting to almost €267,000 saw only  €97,000 collected.

The figures for the Wicklow district aren’t much better.  In 2017  365  fines of just over €107,000 were issued but only  €60,000. was collected

While last year of the 467 fines totaling  €152,500, just under €67,000 was paid.

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